Randall's Island Park

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Discus Thrower

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  • Standing figure (heroic scale) with integral plinth, on pedestal, front decorated with applied wreath and urn, plaque at rear
  • Standing figure (heroic scale) with integral plinth, on pedestal, front decorated with applied wreath and urn, plaque at rear
  • Standing figure (heroic scale) with integral plinth, on pedestal, front decorated with applied wreath and urn, plaque at rear
  • Location: Triangular median off ramp of Triborough Bridge
  • Sculptor: Kostas Dimitriadis
  • Architect: Mckim Mead and White
  • Description: Standing figure (heroic scale) with integral plinth, on pedestal, front decorated with applied wreath and urn, plaque at rear
  • Materials: Figure, pedestal decorations, plaque--bronze; Pedestal-- Stony Creek granite (polished)
  • Dimensions: Sculpture: H: 7'2" W: 2'10" D: 3'9"; Base: H: 4'2" W: 3'4" D: 4'5" Overall: H: 11'4" W: 3'4" D: 4'5"; Plaque H: 6" W: 11"
  • Cast: ca. 1926
  • Dedicated: 1926
  • Foundry: Modern Art Foundry (restoration)
  • Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Ery Kehaya; Bloomberg News (restoration)
  • Inscription: 1&2) Pedestal, each side: "THE DISCUS THROWER"

    3) Pedestal rear, plaque: "PRESENTED BY / MR. AND MRS. ERY KEHAYA / MCMXXVI"

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Directions to Randall's Island Park

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There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Golf CoursesRandall's Island Golf Center

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Randall's Island Golf Center is closed until further notice.

Tennis CourtsSportime at Randall's Island

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are adjusted procedures to use the tennis courts. View Sportime at Randall's Island for more information.

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